VEITHsymposium to include world federation session

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The World Federation of Vascular Societies (WFVS) is set to hold a session in November during the VEITHsymposium in New York City. The 90-minute session will be held from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, on Friday, Nov. 18, at the VEITH host site, the New York Hilton Midtown, 1335 Avenue of the Americas, NYC. 

The WFVS includes member societies of federated national and affiliate member vascular societies. Its aim is to improve the quality of care of vascular patients worldwide by providing a forum for the international exchange of scientific and educational knowledge related to the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of vascular diseases. 

The session will include presentations from across the globe reflecting each society’s contribution to the WFVS educational mission. A 20-minute discussion period will follow the 11 talks. 

Topics will include a presentation on a global program to advance vascular surgery in low-and middle-income countries, the huge international variation in carotid surgery, infected abdominal aortic and common iliac artery aneurysms, frozen elephant trunk, abdominal aortic and iliac artery aneurysms, repair in vascular Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, and a national Japanese study of surgical treatment for popliteal artery entrapment syndrome in the Far East country. 

Also being covered will be whether primary open bypass treatment is better for diabetic patients with chronic limb-threatening ischemia (CLTI) and substantial foot necrosis; the failure of single-stage brachiobasilic arteriovenous fistula; barriers to vascular care for CLTI patients; whether the 2019 Global Vascular Guidelines on CLTI already needs a significant update; and guideline and aortic changes after thoracic endovascular aortic repair (TEVAR) for acute aortic dissection. 

The WFVS, Society for Vascular Surgery (SVS) and the European Society for Vascular Surgery (ESVS) all collaborated on the Global Vascular Guidelines. Philippe Kolh, MD, who will give the presentation on a possible update, was the ESVS editor for the guidelines. 

WFVS member societies include the SVS, ESVS, the Japanese Society for Vascular Surgery, the Vascular Society of Southern Africa, the Vascular Society of India, the Australian and New Zealand Society for Vascular Surgery, the Asian Society for Vascular Surgery and the Latin American Association for Vascular Surgery. 

Registration is included with the VEITHSymposium fee (visit www.veithsymposium.org). Learn more about WFVS at www.worldfvs.org. Contact the society at [email protected].

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